The 38th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Belarus, which had been deployed to the border with Ukraine as part of a sudden inspection of combat readiness, is returning to the city of Brest.
Quote from Defence Ministry: "The servicemen of the 38th Brest Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade are marching from the area of performing tasks to the permanent deployment point in the framework of a sudden inspection of the combat readiness of the Armed Forces."
Details: The Ministry of Defense of Belarus has posted a photo of the brigade's alleged return to the point of permanent deployment.
The Defence Ministry has also posted a video of the Belarusian military crossing the Neman River on 14 December.
According to Belaruski Hajun, these are units of the 7th Separate Tank Battalion (consisting of at least 20 T-72B tanks) of the 11th Separate Mechanised Brigade.
Belaruski Hajun also reported that the 7th battalion of the 11th Brigade has most likely already arrived "on its own" to the Hoža training ground in Hrodna district and started performing combat and training tasks.
On the evening of 14 December, a military convoy consisting of about 20 BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles of the 19th Separate Mechanised Brigade was spotted in Barysaw district, near the crossing of the Biarezina River.
According to the Belaruski Hajun, the convoy was heading to the 277th Barysaw combined arms training ground.
- Belarus started to suddenly check the combat readiness of its army on the instructions of the self-proclaimed President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko; Belarus also moved some of the equipment closer to the border with Ukraine.
- It was noted that during the inspection of the army, the Belarusian forces planned to "take under protection" an asset on the border with Ukraine.
- The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) reported that it didn’t see any Belarusian military units that could conduct a successful invasion; the SBGS considered the announcement made by the Belarusian Ministry of Defence on 13 December an attempt to ratchet up tensions.